Kwahu

Categories: Ethnicities

This Akan group’s name derives from its myths of origin, “The slave (akoa) died (wu),” which was based on an ancient prophecy that a slave would die so the wandering tribe of Akan would know where to settle. It would ultimately be south-central Ghana. Hard-woking traders and agriculturalists, the Kwahu live up to their motto: Asase Aban, Yεnte Gyae (“Protectors of the Land, We don’t quit”).

Synonyms:
Akwahu, Kwawu, Okouahou, Quahoe
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